A Paper-less Facebook?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in FaceBook, FB, FiftyThree, Paper | One Comment
A Paper-less Facebook?

Everyone’s favorite multi-purpose social network last week released a “reader” for iOS devices that many are saying will eventually replace the company’s seminal newsfeed. It is simply called Paper, and allows the user to meld a handful of topics he or she wishes to follow, i.e., technology, enterprise, pop culture, into one’s newsfeed. ReadWrite’s headline […]

Facebook’s Real Audience

Facebook’s Real Audience

Photo: Eliza Kern, GigaOM You mean you missed it? Yesterday the world’s biggest social network held a news conference — its third in four months. The reaction from a sampling of tech prognosticators was mixed.  Dave Winer: I can’t believe the idiots at the FB press conf applauded the fact that the cheezy HTC phone […]

Facebook’s Presser

Facebook’s Presser

Tech Blogs 100% Confident They Don’t Know What Facebook Will Announce Tomorrow But let’s all report on it anyway! rww.to/Y5NfFy — ReadWrite (@RWW) January 14, 2013 Most journalists these days do not have the luxury to leave their workspaces to physically attend a news conference. This is especially true when the announcement itself is completely […]

Hoaxing a Facebook Revolt

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in copyright, FaceBook, FB, hoax, PandG, privacy, Rumors, snopes.com | 2 Comments
Hoaxing a Facebook Revolt

Over the long weekend, I couldn’t help but notice the incipient beginnings of a groundswell revolt percolating on the world’s largest social network. Specifically, two wall posts caught my eye, each citing Facebook’s recent changes to its privacy settings and purported ways to protect one’s private and/or copyrighted content. The first was intended as a […]

Leaders Apologize

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in AAPL, FB, GOP, iOS 6, iPhone 5, IPO, Maps, PR, Rachel Maddow | No Comments
Leaders Apologize

Apple CEO Tim Cook This morning, my Twitterstream revelled in a rare, but full-throated apology from Apple CEO Tim Cook for the widely derided shortcomings in the iOS 6/iPhone 5’s Maps app. In it he wrote: “At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch […]

New York Revs Its Startup Engines

New York Revs Its Startup Engines

This wrenching news just in: a startup called YourMechanic has won the much-hyped TechCrunch Disrupt startup showcase in San Francisco this week. The problem it solves: “getting your car fixed or serviced without having to leave home.” Geesh. The new techonomy is even sticking it to the local auto repair shop! Frankly, this doesn’t bother […]

Paid Subscriptions to Twitter, Facebook?

Paid Subscriptions to Twitter, Facebook?

Those of you who have taken August to heart and checked out of your digital information streams, a battle is brewing with everyone’s favorite real-time firehose: Twitter. It seems that the digerati’s lifeline is consolidating its power base by changing the rules that govern its API and specifically, third-party developer access to it. GigaOM’s Mathew […]

Should Mark Zuckerberg Apologize?

Should Mark Zuckerberg Apologize?

I’ve been meaning to pen a follow-up to my post from a week ago on Facebook’s advertising strategy, but the company’s now infamous IPO quickly suffocated any opening for a fresh take from a PR (and personal) POV. Yes, readers, I too believed Mark, Sheryl and the bubblicious hyperbole that streamed from the tech, media […]